— AARP Virginia is exciting to invite people age 50+ from across Hampton Roads for the 21st Annual Healthy Living Conference! The event will be held at the King of Glory Lutheran Church, located on 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, on April 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Attendees of this free event will learn smart strategies for healthy aging. Topics will include: Keynote Speaker Dr. Joan Vernikos, Author of “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals” Overcoming the Aches and Pains …

—   Join us for Virginia’s first statewide, faith-based conference on aging! March 14, 2017 From 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Lynchburg College 1501 Lakeside Drive Lynchburg, VA 24503 This conference will address opportunities related to an aging congregation, and will present ideas about meeting the needs of older members, including those with dementia, inside and outside the walls of our faith communities. Presented by the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College and Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. Make sure to …

— At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program. “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago.” Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress to …

— As the 132nd General Session for Ohio convened, Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced the formation of a new standing committee on Aging & Long-Term Care to focus on the strategies and solutions that can support Ohioans and their families as they age. State Director of AARP Ohio Barbara A. Sykes said, “The aging of our population is a demographic wave that will reshape every community in this state, our nation – and most of the world. We …

— In 2016, we have seen a remarkable surge in the efforts of Maine towns and neighborhoods to advance age-friendly initiatives. About 18% of Maine’s population lives in one of the 24 communities that have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. In an age-friendly community, residents benefit from an environment that encourages them to remain active and socially engaged in an enjoyable setting.  By adopting such features as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options and more opportunities for residents …

— Join us at Camp Sunshine for the Senior Thanksgiving Lunch & Learn on November 17th! Parking is available at Point Sebago Resort and a shuttle will be provided to Camp Sunshine. This event is open to all senior citizens residing in Cumberland County. You don’t want to miss our Communications Director’s presentation about fraud prevention! Contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for more information. They can be reached at 774-1444 ext. 2176 or at maines@cumberlandcounty.org.  

— By Dick Weinman, AARP Oregon volunteer and Assisted Living Guru I have free choice of mind to do what I want. I don’t have the body to do it. I depend on others to do it for me. The “others” may own, manage, or staff the facilities of a new and growing Long Term Care (LTC) industry, now bulging because the “Baby Boomers” have boomed, increasing the need to care for the weak, ill, or damaged, who languish in their midst. …

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— 2016 Louisville Innovation Summit Announces New Speakers at Third Annual Conference, October 9-11, 2016. AARP joins in sponsoring the Louisville Innovation Summit (LIS) bringing together healthcare executives and technology entrepreneurs sharing expertise while exploring new avenues redefining the future of aging care. In addition to expert speakers, the LIS offers hosts of opportunities to be inspired and to connect with other innovators. The Louisville Innovation Summit will address issues facing the Aging Care industry, as it presents its third annual …

— Greetings one and all…   It is a glorious morning in Denver today. Just a hint of fall in the morning air. I hope you are enjoying a lovely start to your day as well. Before shifting into high gear, I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or brew a cup of hot tea and settle into a cozy chair. It’s time to chat about the importance of preparing to care for each other. If you have read …

— Join Congresswoman Dianna DeGette on August 18 This is an opportunity for citizens to learn about the services that are available through federal, state, and city agencies as well as the resources and assistance provided by not-for-profit organizations. Topic: “Emotional & Mental Wellness for Caregivers” For more information and reservations call Congresswoman DeGette’s District office 303-844-4988